Good Bait

Good Bait

Book - 2012
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When a 17-year-old Moldovan boy is found dead on Hampstead Heath, the case falls to DCI Karen Shields and her overstretched Homicide & Serious Crime Unit. Karen knows she needs a result. What she doesn't know is that her new case is tied inextricably to a much larger web of gang warfare and organised crime.
Publisher: London : William Heinemann, ©2012
ISBN: 9780434021628
9780434021635
Branch Call Number: HARVEY
Characteristics: 346 p. ; 24 cm

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meandalex Feb 26, 2013

Harvey has again written an excellent book I just wish he had not thought it necessary to use the F word six time on every other page. It seems that every character uses the word as part of their conversations. In reality people only use the F word on such a continual basis when they don't have brains to do otherwise. I also question why Harvey felt the need to throw in a total unnecessary one night stand lesbian incounter. All his other books stand up well, perhaps he thought that in 2012 it was necessary for the book to be a success. It's a shame because the story is very good and holds your attention right to the end and I did try to ignore the language but it was irritating.

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StephenB
Jan 04, 2013

Harvey is an old pro and a good writer and this novel does not disappoint. It is an excellent example of the British police procedural, featuring 2 cops: a harried, hardworking upwardly mobile black woman detective in London, and a middle aged male detective in Cornwall whose career has long ago stopped advancing. A fairly complex plot unfolds credibly, at an unhurried but reasonably quick pace. The reader's attention doesn't stray. Good stuff.

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